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dolina

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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #165 on: March 21, 2016, 09:47:36 PM »
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Brown-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon gularis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Brown-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon gularis) is a tree kingfisher found in the Philippines. This kingfisher is a resident over much of its range, although some populations may make short distance movements. It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds. During the breeding season they call loudly in the mornings from prominent perches including the tops of buildings in urban areas or on wires.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-throated_kingfisher

Location: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do%C3%B1a_Remedios_Trinidad,_Bulacan
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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #165 on: March 21, 2016, 09:47:36 PM »

dolina

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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #166 on: March 22, 2016, 12:51:57 PM »

Brown-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon gularis) by alabang, on Flickr

Upon the recommendation of a user I have desaturated my bird as it was generating blown highlights and false colors.

The motion blur of the bird flipping the crustacean was caused by my 1/200 shutter speed. If given a chance to do it again I would increase it to 1/500.

I posted the slightly out of focus image because I felt that the subject matter of the bird eating was stronger and conveyed a compelling story.
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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #167 on: March 23, 2016, 08:56:29 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #168 on: April 07, 2016, 10:48:44 AM »
A couple of recent shots with the EF 800 f/5.6L IS. I was using a 1D Mark III here. The first image is handheld.

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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #169 on: June 24, 2016, 01:08:31 AM »
In a moment of weakness (and positive bank account), I bought a used Canon 800mm f5.6. The first two images i took hand held of all things when i first got it and used my 1DX. The leopard and black shaheen were taken recently this year. I was resting on my knee for the leopard using the 5DSR at 3200 ISO at 1/80th sec shutter as the light was so poor in the forest canopy and the black shaheen falcon I was dangling over a cliff edge resting the lens on my arm on the rocks and was also using a 1.4X TC for added reach so I had 1120mm focal length at 1/2000th shutter and ISO 640.

I'm pleased with the results the 800 can achieve and it reaffirmed I made a good choice even though I own a 600mm which seems a duplication at first. This said I'm using the 800mm more than i thought i would ...and not just on tiny birds.
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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #170 on: June 24, 2016, 03:12:36 AM »
That osprey shot is as good as it gets in conveying activity.

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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #171 on: June 24, 2016, 05:12:46 AM »
Brown-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon gularis) by alabang, on Flickr


That is a wonderful, colorful sharp shot. I like it very much :)
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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #171 on: June 24, 2016, 05:12:46 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #172 on: June 24, 2016, 08:34:20 AM »
Brown-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon gularis) by alabang, on Flickr


That is a wonderful, colorful sharp shot. I like it very much :)


+1  Well done, dolina.   :)

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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #172 on: June 24, 2016, 08:34:20 AM »